New (NUPD) Commander Dave Borchert said law enforcement agencies are taking on the annual jump in scam email reports, which typically increases from Thanksgiving until New Year's Day.

"The biggest thing we can do is raise awareness and increase prevention. There are many things we can do, but some of these [scams] are very hard for us do anything about, particularly if it's in another country," said Borchert.

Stay away from secret shopper job offers. They never work out.

There are also offers for you to kill a friend of the email sender for $5000 which is really creepy.

"We just want to make this clear: If you didn't buy a ticket in the Canadian lottery, then you didn't win the Canadian lottery," said Borchert.

People wishing to report a scammer email they have received or those wish to report their money stolen through scam e-mails can contact Borchert at 507-233-6760 or the general police department at 507-233-6750.